Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Update

I talked with my mom last night. The surgery went well. He was awake and asking to see them. They were going to have him up and walking sometime last night and he should be home tomorrow or Friday.

I'm sure it will be a while before he is feeling wonderful, but things are looking good. He will be having some kind of physical therapy and it will be 4 to 8 weeks before he will be able to work again. With the diet and exercise they will be discussing with him he should be much healthier then before.

Another blessing is that the heart attack he did have did not damage his heart. Normally after an attack like he had they would have done emergency surgery, but since they were able to stabilize him so well the surgery was able to be put off until the morning. So he was the first one in the OR and the surgeon was at his freshest. :)

Thank you for all your prayers. I and my family truly appreciate it.

8 comments:

Katina said...

Praying for your Dad...and you!

Melissa said...

Yay, glad to hear!

Dear Abbi said...

Wonderful news...under the circumstances! Thanks for the update. I will continue to pray!

Stephanie said...

Just said a prayer for your dad.

Amie said...

It sounds like your dad is a well as can be, and I pray he continues to recover.

Ellen said...

I just read your last few blogs and I didn't hear he had a heart attack. We just thought it was heart trouble. Of Course still very concerned and praying unceasingly. Praise God He was in the hospital at the time. I love you so much and my heart goes out to at this time. Still Praying!!

Dana said...

Just checking in on your blog today and read the news! Dawn, I am definitely keeping your whole family in my prayers. How awesome that he was in the hospital at the time! That was absolutely no mistake. You must be beside yourself with worry!

Barbie Wilson said...

I'm glad to hear that the surgery went well! Paula called me and informed me of your Dad's heart attack. We are praying for you and your family during this time!